Month: March 2018

  • Dead Rat

    There is a dead rat somewhere. The question is: Where? For one thing, there is this business of the expulsion of Russian diplomats from western countries. Journalists everywhere keep clamouring for evidence of the Russian government’s involvement in the Salisbury incident, and Boris Johnson is quoted as replying that Russia‚Äôs complicity is “rather like the…

  • Democratic deficit

    After two world wars, Europeans had had enough of wars, and so we saw the slow but inexorable development of the EC, which has evolved into the EU. Now, it is true that many considered this multinational organisation a bureaucratic and undemocratic mastodon, and for many years the Scandinavian countries, for instance, refused to join,…

  • Gabriel

    I can’t get Gabriel out of my head. He disappeared on 27 February. I saw it on the news and since then, for some reason, the little boy has haunted me. The whole business has seemed so utterly improbable in every way. He left his grandparents’ house to go and visit his cousins, just a…